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The Real Deadline to Consider Third-Party SAP Maintenance is September 30th
ERP, SAP, Third-party support 2 min read
The Real Deadline to Consider Third-Party SAP Maintenance is September 30th

In less than three weeks, customers of SAP enterprise software need to act if they wish to keep their options open for assessing better value support choices for the calendar year of 2020 and eliminate the risk of the planned end of full support for SAP ECC 6. Instead of being bound for yet another […]

S/4HANA: Exploring Three SAP Customer Roadmaps
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
S/4HANA: Exploring Three SAP Customer Roadmaps

Are you questioning your S/4HANA roadmap options? According to Gartner, “The complexity of the SAP S/4HANA roadmap, lack of clarity in industry-supported functions and the range of deployment options available (both on premises and Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS) mean that customers must spend more time selecting what is best for them, given that SAP has stated […]

Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA
CIO Strategies, ERP, S/4HANA 3 min read
Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA

Two-thirds of SAP licensees surveyed have no plans to migrate to S/4HANA, according to Rimini Street research. That’s true, despite SAP’s planned end of mainstream maintenance for Business Suite 7 and its core ECC6 ERP platform. The deadline puts pressure on CIOs decide their SAP roadmap and strategy for the next decade and beyond. They […]

Video: 5 Ways to Improve ERP Security
ERP, Oracle, SAP 4 min read
Video: 5 Ways to Improve ERP Security

If you are not worried about the security of your ERP system, you ought to be. Considering that ERP is the repository of much of a corporation’s most important customer and financial data, it’s scary how often the security of ERP systems is neglected. It happens for many reasons, including the organizational disconnect among different […]

The SAP S/4HANA Skills Crunch – How Bad Could It Get?
Cloud, ERP, S/4HANA 5 min read
The SAP S/4HANA Skills Crunch – How Bad Could It Get?

Our colleagues in Japan recently forwarded a series of SAP user group newsletter articles where the title of the series translates roughly into, “The Depression of SAP Users.” Why are they depressed? Likely, because they are being told they must hurry up and implement SAP S/4HANA before the deadline, when SAP says it plans to […]

What Can Oracle And SAP Customers Be Doing Instead Of Upgrading?
Cloud, ERP, Innovation 2 min read
What Can Oracle And SAP Customers Be Doing Instead Of Upgrading?

Are you facing a decision to upgrade your ERP? When meeting with businesses across the globe, the most common question I receive is “Is there value in upgrading my ERP application?” And my answer is this: 20 years ago, upgrades were important because new features and functionality were being introduced all the time based on […]

Is Cloud ERP a Viable Alternative to The ERPs We Support Today?
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 4 min read
Is Cloud ERP a Viable Alternative to The ERPs We Support Today?

There’s incredible buzz around cloud ERP, in part due to the hard push from vendors to get customers to move to their cloud ERPs. However, for many of our clients who have taken the first steps on their cloud journey, the overwhelming response is that cloud ERP is not a viable alternative. If you are […]

Decoding SAP’s Cloud Strategy: Cloud-Washing
Cloud, ERP, HANA database 4 min read
Decoding SAP’s Cloud Strategy: Cloud-Washing

There’s a buzzword floating around for how some enterprise software vendors are hyping their cloud capabilities to customers, IT analysts and Wall Street. “Cloud washing” is when you reposition an existing software product as cloud software without transitioning it to native cloud architectures and business models. This practice often takes the form of rebranding older […]

Video: Draw Your Own Roadmap to Avoid the Risks of SAP’s Fast Road to S/4HANA
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
Video: Draw Your Own Roadmap to Avoid the Risks of SAP’s Fast Road to S/4HANA

Over many years, SAP has built a reputation as a safe bet among enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Today, however, following SAP’s roadmap may be riskier than many business and technology leaders appreciate. The potential risks apply to SAP S/4HANA in the data center or in the cloud – and even to organizations that delay […]

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